Dr. David L. Heiber
Founder and Executive Director
Dr. David Heiber is the founder and executive director of Concentric Educational Solutions (CES). Under Dr. Heiber’s leadership, CES has been recognized for being innovative by placing students at the center of the educational experience. Using Concentricity as Dr. Heiber’s theory of change, Dr. Heiber has collaborated and consulted with over a hundred schools in 20 states.
Dr. Heiber’s passion is working with young people in general, but specifically with African American and Latino males. He uses his personal story of grief, poverty, incarceration, and redemption as a means to connect with students and challenge them to recognize their potential, honor their promise, and fulfill their purpose. Dr. Heiber is currently working on a memoir, From Prisoner to Principal: Only God Can Judge Me and has been sharing his story in schools and universities throughout the United States.
Dr. Heiber graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania with a triple major. He went on to receive his Master of Arts in African American studies from Temple University and his Doctorate of Education from Morgan State University in urban education.
Meet Ebin Draper the program director for Concentric Educational Solutions and native Pennsylvanian. Draper has a wide range of experience in education. He worked for Baltimore City Public Schools as a media specialist, elementary teacher, and high school teacher for five years. Draper also worked as an administrator for three years at Atlanta Public Schools and an assistant high school special education math teacher for two years at Baltimore County Schools.
Draper received his Bachelor of Science in computer science from Lincoln University (PA) and a Master of Arts in teaching from Kaplan University. He has always had a strong sense of devotion to education and children since he was a student in school. Draper is very committed to the vision, mission and work of Concentric Educational Solutions.
Dr. Kenneth Wright
Dr. Kenneth Wright is an accomplished teacher and administrator dedicated to providing high-quality, educational opportunities to traditionally under-served people. A former assistant principal and special education director for a public charter school network in Washington, DC. Dr. Wright provides expertise in helping schools increase their capacity for meeting compliance with special education regulations as well as implementing effective practices for providing services to students with special needs. He also has extensive experience in providing evaluation, leadership, coaching and professional development to teachers and school administrators.
Dr. Wright has a Doctorate of Philosophy in special education from the University of Maryland College Park, a master’s degree in special education from The George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in economics from The University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Alexandra Benjamin is an educator with over 11 years of experience working in urban education. She worked for 5 years as a special education English teacher in Baltimore City Public Schools. Ms. Benjamin has worked in both charter and zoned schools in New York City as an ICT English teacher, literacy specialist, and an instructional coach. She has a wealth of experience teaching and coaching in various classroom settings using a vast array of instructional strategies such as team teaching, differentiation, and data driven instruction.
While working as a classroom teacher, Benjamin achieved gains from her students by developing culturally relevant curriculum, using targeted instruction, and highly effective literacy strategies. Benjamin firmly believes that literacy is at the crux of all content areas and should be addressed by all stakeholders involved in educating our youth. Benjamin is passionate about educating students in under-served communities in order to prepare them to become agents of change in their communities and beyond.
Benjamin graduated from Iona College with her Bachelor of Arts in secondary education and English literature. She later earned her Master of Science in literacy from Fordham University. Alexandra also received a Master of Arts in school leadership from the College of Notre Dame.